All Blog Posts Tagged 'working' (162)

Teds Woodworking plans PDF Review

Once you think classic backyard bench, probably your brain will wander to a graphic of some wooden recreation area bench someplace, or one seated outside your preferred cafe. Solid wood benches woodworking plans could be something as easy as two slats with hip and legs to fancier versions just like the S-formed courting bench and another versions just like the Tahawus and in addition gliders and swings. Once you consider the market, there are numerous forms of wood lumber which are used to…

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Added by Dawn Wells on May 24, 2015 at 5:59am — No Comments

Mom brings home the bacon. (And the milk.)

My son was six weeks old when I returned to work. And I had the same thought every day when I dropped him off at day care:

This is crazy. Why am I working? I should be staying home with him. I mean, my salary covers our healthcare and the cost of his school and some other bills, but I think we could live without it.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 20, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments

Take the Break That Might Save Your Life

Stress is real.



In 2011, I was diagnosed with central serous retinopathy and the doctors made it very clear to me that it was directly related to how my body processes stress.  



I remember it like it was yesterday.  I sat at my desk…

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Added by Kristina Butler on May 18, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The Mommy complaint guide

I have single friends who like to tell me how busy they are or how tired they feel during the day. I also have Mom friends who do not work and who have nanny services who like to tell me how rough it is being a mom.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 1, 2015 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

Cooped up and lonely

After a completely non-scientific, multi-year study that consisted of me questioning other women, it turns out that this is the typical life cycle for women who work from home:…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 8, 2015 at 6:46am — No Comments

A Water Company Converts Couches into Running Shoes!

Moms, I think you'll appreciate this! Pretty clever idea:…

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Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on March 5, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

You might be making your spouse fat

My husband and I both work full time. And there was a long period where we worked in the same company (albeit different departments). And we both worked really long hours.



Then we had our little guy and life had to change: There were more important aspects to our life together than work.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 25, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

Taking work stress home

My son loves my office. On the few occasions I've taken him to visit, he received lots of attention from my coworkers, treats, hot chocolate and got to play with the stuff at everyone's desk. He calls my coworkers "his coworkers" and requests to talk to them on the phone sometimes.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 17, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

Tips for equality in parenting

Describe the workload involved in being a parent. Are you listing out the physical tasks you help your child with (getting dressed, brushing teeth, reading bedtime stories)? Or are you thinking about the mental workout (worrying about them when they are away at camp, remembering their measurements, sizes and all their friend's names) as well? Did you remember to list all those ancillary chores that keep the household running smoothly…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 9, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments

Trying to stay off the "mommy track" at work

As mentioned in the past, I work for a great company with a great group of people. There are a lot of women on my team, and there are a lot of mothers. We understand what it means to be a working parent: We watch one another's backs and fill in when family emergencies arise.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 26, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Stay in school, kids

As my son and I waited way too long to get a prescription filled the other day, an older gentleman started chatting with us. He remarked that my son was being very patient, and he asked my son how old he was. My son replied politely. (Proud Mommy moment.) My son then volunteered the information that he was allowed to talk to strangers but not leave…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 16, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments

Staying in sync with the kids

When I was in junior high school, my Mom worked a varied schedule. Sometimes she was there to pick me up right at 3:30; other days I would go into after school care until 5 pm. Sometimes a friend's parents took me home. (That particular Catholic school didn't have a bus.)…



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Added by Lauren Markman on November 7, 2014 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

The Traveling Working Mom Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my Traveling Working Mom series! This week I have my second overnight trip away from Teagan. This trip will be a little longer and kicks off four consecutive weeks of work travel. Yikes!



To say I'm anxious is an understatement. As I mentioned in my last post I absolutely love my job, so when I'm gone for work I'm easily distracted, but Teagan is always in the back of my mind and the guilt of leaving my husband to be a single dad is ever…

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Added by Kristen Pederson on September 7, 2014 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Families interrupted by work

As soon as I got pregnant, two things started happening right away:

  1. Other mothers started telling me pregnancy- and child-related horror stories. (Seriously, why do women do this?)
  2. I was treated a little differently at…
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Added by Lauren Markman on September 3, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments

The Traveling Working Mom

This week I became the traveling, working mom. This was my first overnight trip away from Teagan and leading up to the trip I had mixed feelings, as well as during the trip.



I can honestly say I'm in the best job of my career up to this point. I love my company and my job gives me pride, energy, and excitement. I knew after Teagan was born I would need to travel at certain points in the year, but I was conflicted with how this would impact me and my family. At the…

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Added by Kristen Pederson on September 1, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

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